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Fuel duty to remain frozen, Prime Minister to announce - RAC statement

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Fuel duty to remain frozen, Prime Minister to announce - RAC statement

Reacting to reports that the Prime Minister is to today announce fuel duty will continue to be frozen, RAC fuel spokesperson Simon Williams said:

“We are pleased the Prime Minister has listened to the RAC and millions of motorists by freezing fuel duty for another year. Drivers are currently paying the highest prices at the pumps for four years. While there is a silver lining in the form of no rise in fuel duty, darker clouds in the form of higher wholesale costs may well be passed on to drivers at the pumps imminently, so it would have been foolhardy for the Treasury to opt to punish drivers further.

“Motorists can breathe a sigh of relief for now, however it is a shame that each year motorists have to worry whether the Government is about to hit them harder in their pockets.”

For the latest wholesale and pump pricescheck this RAC Fuel Watch chart.

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